‘Dog walk’ deemed success

Dave Ogilvie
Emo correspondent

The Emo and District Lions Club’s inaugural “dog walk” on Sunday afternoon was deemed a success by those in attendance.
Thanks to the donations of the public who supported the eight dogs and their 22 walkers, and a matching donation from a generous sponsor, the club raised $1,473 for the Dog Guides of Canada.
Thanks goes out to Jo Woolsey, who organized the event, the Lions who worked, walked, and brought out their dogs, and to everyone for their interest and support.
One of the purposes of the walk was to raise awareness of the dog guide program and the incredible need for support dogs across the country. Several times, people stopped the walkers to ask what the event was about.
For more information about the program, check out www.facebook.com/LFCDogGuides/
I hope to see even more people and dogs at next year’s event.
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Be advised there won’t be carpet bowling at the Emo Arena on Tuesday, June 5 due to the District 1A Senior Games being hosted by Fort Frances next week.
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The Emo & District Hospital Auxiliary is holding its annual “Strawberry Social” on Friday, June 15 from 1:30-3 p.m. in the Emo Health Centre cafeteria.
The lawn chair draw also will take place at this time.
Admission is $5.
Come out for some great strawberry shortcake and coffee/tea while socializing with friends from across the district.
Let’s support the auxiliary and all their work for our local hospital.
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The Fort Frances Lions Club and the Fort Frances Voyageur Lions Club are hosting a golf tournament at Kitchen Creek on Saturday, June 23 starting at 9 a.m.
The entry fee of $100 each, or $400 for a four-person team, includes 18 holes of golf, use of a cart, and supper.
There is a chance to win a car with a hole-in-one, plus putting and driving contests. Prizes for all!
All proceeds from this event will go to KidSport and Special Olympics.
To enter, call David Beach (276-0464) or Rick McDougall (274-7848), or contact David via e-mail at davebeach321@gmail.com
So get some friends together for a great day of fun, friendship, and prizes while helping the Lions raise money for their various charities.
This event is limited to the first 36 registered teams so if you would like to participate, be sure to sign up early!